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Start an Application for DNP

Congratulations on taking the next step! We look forward to receiving your application.

This page is offered as a brief description of the application process. If you have additional questions, please contact your Admissions Counselor. If you have not already done so, please visit the view requirements page for important information on the admissions process and to confirm you’re on track to complete all prerequisite courses and admission requirements for the Fall 2024 application cycle.

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We offer two entry terms per academic year for the Post-Masters DNP Leadership track. Students can enroll either in the fall or spring semester.

Application for Fall Starts Opens: December 1
Application for Fall Starts Closes: April 1

Application for Spring Starts Opens: May 1
Application for Spring Starts Closes: September 1

Application fees are currently being waived.

All application materials must be received on or before the deadline. Application materials received after the deadline are considered late and may not be processed.

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Please carefully review the checklist to ensure that you submit all required documents in the appropriate manner along with your application.

Next Steps

You may submit your application online, then follow-up with the additional documentation outlined in the application checklist above, by the application deadline.

On-campus interviews are not required; however you may receive a phone call from the Admission’s Committee to discuss your application.

We are happy to answer your questions as you navigate through the application process, so please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help.